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drank Tanzania GFOP by A C Perch's
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And that’s the end of the Tanzania.

I have really enjoyed this tea, and to her vast surprise, so has my boss. This was actually one we bought for work. My interest in African teas was very new then, so I had to have it. My boss was sceptical because of the relatively high caffeine content. We compromised. The smallest amount of loose leaf AC Perch’s will allow you to buy from the webshop is 100g, so we bought the bag of 100g. I then divided it up into two equal portions, took one to work and kept one at home. My boss then only paid me back for half of the work-portion.

Now that it’s gone, though, I am definitely going to want to stock up on it again. As mentioned, even my boss found that she liked it a lot more than she had expected. Her own surprise was clearly audible when she told me this.

This was the last of the home portion. The work portion disappeared a long time ago. I would prefer to stock up on it at work rather than at home, I think. I found it an excellent work tea, and before you ask me what sort of qualities a work tea should have, let me tell you that I don’t know. It’s something to do with how it feels in the situation, so it’s not even something I can try to predict. We’ll see if the boss is interested in another batch of it. If not, I’ll probably get it for home.

ashmanra

Do you take this with milk and sugar? Would you say it is more like an Assam? I have only had one African tea and it was from Kenya.

Angrboda

It’s very rare that I add anything at all to any tea. Sometimes I do as an experiment, but generally not.
I wouldn’t say it was really like anything. It’s got a full strong flavour but it’s just sort of default tea. Somewhat akin to Kenya, I think, but not really the same. I wouldn’t say it was a lot like Assam, it doesn’t have that Indian astringency at all.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve had one CTC Tanzanian tea. It does have a distinct flavor, I really enjoyed it.

Angrboda

This one isn’t CTC, the leaves are much too large for that.

oOTeaOo

I am an absolute huge fan of Tanzanian tea. :) I haven’t tried this particular one, but I am tempted to make a purchase.

Angrboda

oOTeaOo, you would probably be better off trying to find the estate elsewhere. Perch’s will ship internationally, but they charge an arm and a leg for it.

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ashmanra

Do you take this with milk and sugar? Would you say it is more like an Assam? I have only had one African tea and it was from Kenya.

Angrboda

It’s very rare that I add anything at all to any tea. Sometimes I do as an experiment, but generally not.
I wouldn’t say it was really like anything. It’s got a full strong flavour but it’s just sort of default tea. Somewhat akin to Kenya, I think, but not really the same. I wouldn’t say it was a lot like Assam, it doesn’t have that Indian astringency at all.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve had one CTC Tanzanian tea. It does have a distinct flavor, I really enjoyed it.

Angrboda

This one isn’t CTC, the leaves are much too large for that.

oOTeaOo

I am an absolute huge fan of Tanzanian tea. :) I haven’t tried this particular one, but I am tempted to make a purchase.

Angrboda

oOTeaOo, you would probably be better off trying to find the estate elsewhere. Perch’s will ship internationally, but they charge an arm and a leg for it.

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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